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    What causes a red sore on the back of the upper leg?

Posted on Sat, 12 Aug 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi. My husband has a big round and red sore on the back of his upper leg. It was very, very red a week ago but is not as red now but the skin is now starting to peel off. It is perfectly round with the peeling part in the center. Any ideas? Thank you.
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Photograph required

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query.
Probably he has developed fungal infection or an adverse drug reaction.
I would like to see a photograph of the involved area.
This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis and better way of management.
There is an option to upload photograph on right side of query page.
Please utilize that.
I would also like to know whether he developed this lesion after taking any medication.
Waiting for your response.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar 22 hours later
Hello Doctor. I have tried a few times to send a picture of my husband's "sore" to no avail I guess. Probably not much else you can tell me without seeing the sore.??
Thank you.
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Use clotrimazole

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the follow up.
Probably it is fungal infection.
You can use ointment clotrimazole to be applied twice daily for a month.
Try to mail me photographs on YYYY@YYYY with subject as ATTN Dr Rahul Kumar.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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